Ocala, FL (February 26, 2020) — The Board of Directors for the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County recently designated board member, Jim Schneider, as a Director Emeritus for the Foundation. “For only the second time in the Community Foundation’s history, we are recognizing a board member in this way, and we are pleased to honor Jim,” said Lauren Deiorio, Executive Director.
Schneider officially retired from the board in October 2019. During the November 2019 board meeting, board members unanimously selected him to receive this distinguished honor. At the February 2020 meeting, Schneider received an award commemorating his retirement. “For the past five years, Jim involved himself completely in the vision and mission of the Foundation,” said Frank Hennessey, president of the board of directors. “He’s a natural leader, and we are pleased to be able to continue to seek his advice and counsel in this new role.”
Schneider served as the president and CEO of Ocala-based Signature Brands until 2013 and has remained active in the community since that time. Candidates eligible for Emeritus status must have served at least two terms on the board of directors, provided extensive leadership on the board and in board committees, and have a history of significant contributions to the Marion County community.
The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County is Building a Stronger Community…One Passion at a Time. Programs include the NonProfit Business Council, the Estate Planning Council, and the Nonprofit Resource Center in partnership with Marion County, the City of Ocala, the Marion County Hospital District and Advent Health.
Pictured: Lauren Deiorio, Jim Schneider, and Frank Hennessey